Category Archives: Travel

Travel stories…may crossover with “music” if a story happened on a tour…and “food” if post contains dining anecdotes…

A big year

My own personal 2016 was such an enormous year that I feel the need to write it down. It was amazing not only for the vast traveling I did, but for all the experiences and challenges I had along the … Continue reading

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Three days in Odessa, Ukraine

I had always wanted to see Odessa, ever since watching the 1925 Sergei Eisenstein film The Battleship Potemkim in high school. The brilliantly-conceived scene of horror and tragedy distilled into an ironic symbol — a baby in a buggy rolling … Continue reading

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An incredible year

I think this past year has been the biggest of my life. It was a year of creating, producing, traveling, performing, making new friends, learning, meeting challenges and growing. It was a year of “firsts” — my first album in … Continue reading

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China on my mind

I went to China for the first time last month. I spent ten days playing concerts and workshops, sightseeing, exploring, eating, drinking and shooting photos in the three biggest cities — Guangjhou, Beijing and Shanghai. Food, the heat and humidity, … Continue reading

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A unique festival

I recently participated in a unique music festival in Rochefort, France, called Rochefort en Accords. The slogan of this small festival in the south of France — the brainchild of French Canadian organiser Pascale Graham and her partner, American cellist … Continue reading

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What I gain from touring

The tour is over. Fifty-one dates/ two-and-a-half months…just like that. I can’t believe there’s no airport to get to, van to climb in, hotel to check into, venue to set up in, sound check to do, show to play, fans … Continue reading

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A memorable gig

At the end of November 2011, I played a concert in a synagogue in Wrocław, Poland, as part of the Wrocław Guitar Festival. What made this gig stand out was a convergence of things I love: travel, international culture, language, … Continue reading

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